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The Scope of JAPAN NANO 2011 :

Increasing consumption of energy and following emission of greenhouse gases leading to global warming are considered as substantial issues. Furthermore, securing resources especially rare metals which are necessary for high performance products in IT devices, energy systems, and transportation etc., is being a crucial subject year by year on a global scale, too.

Nanotechnology is expected to give significant technological innovation to help to solve these problems.

In the present symposium, cutting-edge nanotechnology R&Ds related to energy, environment, and resources issues are presented.

The submission period of pre-registration has ended.

Date : February 18th (Fri), 2011
Venue : Tokyo Big Sight, Conference Tower Reception Hall A, B
(Ariake, Tokyo :
Language : English/Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)
Conference Fee : Free
Organized by
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) under the sponsorship of the Nanotechnology Network Program of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

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[Organizing Committee]

Tetsuji Noda (Chair) (National Institute for Materials Science)
Masakazu Aono (National Institute for Materials Science)
Hiroyuki Akinaga (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Yuichi Ikuhara (The University of Tokyo)
Tomoji Kawai (Osaka University)
Hidetoshi Kotera (Kyoto University)
Toyohiko Konno (Tohoku University)
Kazuo Furuya (National Institute for Materials Science)
Yasuhiro Horiike (National Institute for Materials Science)
Takayuki Homma (Waseda University)
Syo Matsumura (Kyushu University)
Hiroaki Misawa (Hokkaido University)
Junichiro Mizuki (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
Yasuyuki Miyamoto (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Shin Yokoyama (Hiroshima University)
Toshihiko Yokoyama (National Institutes of Natural Sciences)

[Program Committee]

Tetsuji Noda (Chair) (National Institute for Materials Science)
Kohzo Ito (The University of Tokyo)
Yasuo Koide (National Institute for Materials Science)
Hidetoshi Kotera (Kyoto University)
Naotoshi Nakashima (Kyushu University)
Yoshinobu Baba (Nagoya University)
Kazuo Furuya (National Institute for Materials Science)
Yasuhiro Horiike(National Institute for Materials Science)
Hiroaki Misawa (Hokkaido University)
Keijiro Hirahara (Secretary) (National Institute for Materials Science)


10:00-11:55 <Opening Session>

[Opening Remarks]

Prof. Sukekatsu Ushioda (President, National Institute for Materials Science)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

[Plenary Lecture]


Prof. Teruo Kishi (National Institute for Materials Science, Tokyo University, Japan) 
"Role of nanotechnology for environment, energy and resource problems"

10:45- Dr. S. Tom Picraux (Los Alamos National Laboratory, U.S.A.)
"DOE Nano Research and EFRC Program"
11:20- Prof. Marcel Van de Voorde (University of Technology Delft, Netherlands)
"Nanomaterials Development and Technology Roadmap in EU"
11:55-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:00 <Session 1 : Energy Saving>


Prof. Thomas P. Russell (University of Massachusetts Amherst, U.S.A.)
"Polymer-Based Photovoltaic Materials: Detail on the Morphology"


Prof. Tetsuo Endoh (Tohoku University, Japan)
"Spintronics-based VLSIs for Ultra Low power Nonvolatile Computer Systems"

14:00-15:55 <Session 2 : Resource saving>


Prof. Mohini Sain(University of Toronto, Canada)


Dr. Izumi Ichinose (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
"Discovery of novel nanofibers and their applications in medical, environmental, and energy fields"

15:00-15:30 Break


Dr. Satoshi Hirosawa (Hitachi Metals, Ltd., Japan)
"Toward development of submicron-grained Nd-Fe-B high-coercivity permanent magnets"

15:55-17:30 <Session 3 : Nano-Carbon>


Prof. Sumio Iijima (Meijo University, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, NEC Corporation, Nagoya University, Japan)
"Nano-carbon Materials: Synthesis, Modifications, Characterizations and Industrial Applications"


Dr. Andrea C. Ferrari (Univ. Cambridge, UK)
"Nanotechnology with graphene, nanotubes and diamond-like carbon"


Prof. Junichi Ozaki (Gunma University, Japan)
"To low carbon economy with advance carbon materials
-Carbon alloys as Cathode Catalyst for PEMFC-"

17:30-17:35 <Closing Remarks>

Dr. Tetsuji Noda (Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of JAPAN NANO 2011 / Director General, International Center for Nanotechnology Network, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)

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